First let me say that I hope you all have the best Thanksgiving yet! My family decided not to celebrate thanksgiving this year, which I’m a little bummed out about. This would’ve been the first Thanksgiving with them in 8 years which I was looking forward to! It did, however, make me realize that I don’t need a day to remind me how thankful I am for the things in my life.
One of my favorite things to do at Thanksgiving is go around the table and hear what everyone is thankful for. Since I won’t be doing that this year, I decided to share with all of you instead! Here goes:
First Responders: Over the last 7 years, my career has always resulted in me not being able to spend time with family on Thanksgiving so I know how hard that can be, but what I don’t know is how hard that is while risking your life saving others. So a big thanks to all of our deployed military members, police officers, paramedics, firefighters… I could go on and on but you get the idea 🙂
My family- They’ve been through a lot right alongside me and this would’ve been so much harder to go through this without them.
My job- I work for some amazing bosses (how many people can say that?!) and I have some great coworkers who genuinely care. I’m beyond grateful for everything they’ve done for me!
My doctors- I’m thankful that because of modern medicine, my doctors are confident that I’ll be cured from my cancer. Not everyone battling this disease has the luxury of knowing that and I’m so lucky in a lot of ways.
My friends- I could write an entire post on how great my friends have been through this, especially the ones who have been by my side from the beginning. They know who they are!
My dog- I couldn’t ask for a better little companion through all of this! I swear she knows when I’m not feeling well because she gives me extra cuddles and won’t leave my side.
and most of all…
ALL OF YOU! If you’re reading this, I’m so thankful for you. You have all given me more support through this than I ever would’ve imagined and you’ve helped to make the worst months of my life just a little more pleasant. There have been times that I’ve had bad days and you all help so much. For example, there was a time I asked for inspirational quotes to help get me through a tough treatment and over 100 of you wrote to me telling me your favorites. I’m constantly flooded with so much love from all of you and it has brought me to tears (happy tears!) on more than one occasion. It’s crazy to think about because I’m so new to broadcast meteorology. After only spending a year in Cheyenne (where my first TV job was), I still have so many people from there who wish me well on a regular basis! Then I moved to Hampton Roads and didn’t even make it to the one year mark, but the amount of love I receive from everyone makes it feel like I’ve been in this business for 10 years! You all make Virginia feel like home to me and I can’t wait to get back and hopefully have the chance to meet many of you. There aren’t words in the dictionary to describe how lucky I am, so I’m just going to end this with a simple “thank you.”
I’d love to know what you’re all thankful for! Please leave a comment and let me know!
Oh, and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!